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Ch. 880 Guardianship Proceeding: Authority to Order Support In

Amy Z. v. Jon T., 2004 WI App 73
For Jon T.: Geoffrey Dowse

Issue/Holding:

¶18. We conclude that the circuit court had the authority to order child support in the context of the Wis. Stat. ch. 880 proceeding. We do so in light of the constitutional grant of broad plenary power to the circuit courts coupled with the petition requirements under Wis. Stat. § 880.07, the lack of any statutory limitation on the circuit court’s ability to address child support in the context of a ch. 880 proceeding, and a circuit court’s equitable authority, apart from the divorce statutes, to act in the best interests of a child.

 

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